4. OT Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State, 6-5, 305, 5.22
The Bulldogs haven’t produced a first-round pick since 1994 when Eric Moulds and Walt Harris were selected. But McPhee and left tackle Sherrod should end that drought. Sherrod, entering his third year at the position, has the prototypical size and athleticism to remain on the blind side in the NFL. The SEC is blessed with several NFL-caliber offensive linemen. None possess greater upside as a pass blocker than Sherrod.